Looking At Best Animated Short Noms

This scene always seems to get glossed over a bit — as would the documentaries and live-action shorts… Basically, what doesn’t typically earn big bucks directly at the box office gets ignored. Well, as an indie filmmaker currently in the works for another animated short, I present either fulls or trailers of the 2016 nominated Read More …

Bollywood Producer: The Man Who Let India Out of the Closet

Cultural divides between communities — cities, states, even countries — can sometimes overlook small intricacies that permit room to breathe. Rather than negatively look within our current climate, I’ll shine a light outside with hope for the future, toward a potential spotlight: Bollywood Producer Karan Johar. Currently legally limited to say and do certain things Read More …

Chazelle v. Jenkins: Young’uns In the Mix

So, last night were the Awards for Directors Guild of America, and Damien Chazelle was honored for La La Land. He is just 32 years old — in fact, he is a mere 10 days younger than ME — he could literally be the youngest Directing recipient ever at the Academy Awards. Should Barry Jenkins, Read More …

Talking Movies with PenTV – 106 – 89th Academy Awards

It’s long overdue — the 1st official collaboration between Peninsula Television and Thomas Productions has created this sixth episode of Talking Movies with PenTV! Cody Simmons returns to host with our regular guest Garett Weston Thomas about all the deets for the 89th Academy Awards, to be held February 26th, 2017. Best Picture Nominees for Read More …

See Oscar Noms LIVE Tuesday Morning! (TBA)

It’s less than 48 hours now until the official 89th Academy Award nominations are announced for films of 2016, TBA! Will be Tuesday, January 24th at 5:18 a.m. PST, when the live-stream begins. More info will be posted below as it becomes available, embedded clip included. Official Live-Stream Clip Updated Locks for Best Picture are Read More …

Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat – 106 – La La Moon Leader

In this latest vlog episode, Garett talks about potential 89th Academy Award nominees, connects who might win because of previous non-winners logic, plus a chat about High Speed Rail. Full vlog here: http://directorG.com/pointshootneat

Year of the Jimmies Starts Tonight

Tonight begins the first of two “really big” award shows of the year, and they both will be hosted by “a Jimmy”. So, this evening’s Golden Globes will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Then, next month, Jimmy Kimmel will host the Academy Awards. We’ll see how tonight goes down first; we all know how much Read More …

Exposition for 2017: CSUMB Magazine + IMDb Profile

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1836027/mediaviewer/rm2415999744 Happy New Year, one and all! Much has been happening lately, among them being progress for future productions and digitizations (I smell “Penny Pincher” in store!). What has happened very recently was twofold: 1) On the Internet Movie Database, I’ve both added a profile pic and a personalized link (it uses my full name), Read More …

Up and Coming: Makoto Shinkai

If I absorbed any one thing during my trip last month to Japan, it was this: our culture can be so much better! Could become more punctual, clean, committed, for starters — their Shinkansen High Speed Rail is standout: “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” / “Journey to Agartha” (2011) http://imdb.com/title/tt1839494/ Not to get distracted! Onto Read More …

Now on IMDb: “8 Minutes”!

Welp, awesome. The same day the Electoral College selects Trump to officially be President-elect, my end-of-the-world evaluative short goes up on the Internet Movie Database. If that’s not saying something, I don’t know what is! http://imdb.com/title/tt6343648/ Nonetheless, please enjoy “8 Minutes” below: “It’s the end of the world as we know it…” -R.E.M. http://directorG.com/8minutes